Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS Messages in Google Messages
Google appears to be working on end to end encryption for RCS (Rich Communication Service) in Google Messages. The new feature was unearthed in a leaked internal APK by 9to5Google who discovered strings which suggest end to end en...
Google brings Facebook-like reactions to SMS messages with RCS update
RCS (Rich Communication Service) was meant to elevate regular SMS to a competitor to iMessage, but the rollout by carriers had been slow and support patchy, until Google took matters into their own hands and brought RCS support di...
Microsoft brings RCS Messaging to the Your Phone app, but only for some
RCS (Rich Communication Suite) is an IP-based replacement for SMS that has been rolling out for years now but which still has had a limited uptake by carriers and users. It enables rich media similar to modern chat apps and iMessa...
Google announces Verified SMS and real-time spam detection for Android users
Google Messages is the default SMS and RCS client for Android users. Google today announced two new features for Messages app. First feature is called Verified SMS and it will help users in confirming the true identity of the busi...
Google takes on iMessage with RCS-powered messaging experience for Android users
Google today announced the availability of improved messaging experience for Android users in the US. Google is enabling chat features in the Android Messages app using the power of RCS (Rich Communication Services). With this imp...
How to force enable iMessage style texting on your Android Phone
With RCS, Google has upgraded its Android Messages app to offer iMessage style texting for users on its platform. While Google has rolled out RCS for users in the UK and France, those elsewhere are left at the whims of carriers....
US carriers are teaming up to turn your Android’s text messaging into iMessage
RCS was supposed to be next big thing for mobile messaging, next year, every year. Effectively, it turns regular boring old SMS into iMessage and WhatsApp style messaging. You get read receipts, online notifications, typing alerts...
Google brings richer messaging with RCS to Google Fi customers
Google yesterday announced new updates to Google Fi subscribers. First, Google is bringing support for RCS enabling rich messaging experience. With RCS support, users can see typing indicators and read receipts, share high-resolut...
Verizon is rolling out Google Chat support for Pixel 3 users today
Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be getting iMessage style messaging on Verizon from today as Google rolls out enhanced messaging to the device. A Verizon spokesperson told the Verge: Verizon and Google will be rolling o...
Windows 10 Messaging app supports Rich Chat Services for certain carriers
On the list of things we didn’t realise weren’t immediately obvious about the messaging app for Windows 10 is its new support for RCS and similar Advanced Messaging systems. On the Windows 10 January 21st event, Joe Be...
Video demo of SMS replacement app Messaging+ on the Lumia 640XL
Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 brings support for Microsoft’s Rich Communication Suite App – Messaging+. The app needs to be supported by local carriers and generally comes pre-installed on devices, in this case, on a Lumia 640...